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EVER AFTER sale over, but . . .

The bookseller sponsored weekend sale of Ever After that happened this weekend is over! Thank you everyone who liked or commented on my “heads-up” posts I did on FB in order to help get the word out. Because of your likes at FB, my post went to ten times the number of people it usually would. (3000 vs 30,000 in one case. Yes, you might have signed up for getting all my posts on FB, but they treat celeb pages different from regular accounts and only well-“liked” posts of FB go to a large number of people. The rest simply don’t get them.)

But the 7.99 sale, in any case, is over, and I hope you had a chance to take advantage of it, either to expand your e-library, or maybe gift it to a friend to try to get them hooked. If not, there are still some inexpensive ways to round out your library or perhaps find a new author to sample. Jocelynn Drake is having a mega sale on her entire series (to celebrate the upcoming release of DEAD MAN’S DEAL), which you can pick up for .99 each. Seriously! I’m going to give you a couple of links, but to get the deal from her, check out her post from a few days ago: http://jocelynndrake.blogspot.com/2013/04/dark-days-asylum-tales-on-sale.html or if you already are familiar with Jocelynn’s work, you can jump right to the sellers and scarf up some serious bookage.

Jocelynn Drake’s Kindle Page on Amazon
Jocelynn Drake’s Nook Page on Barnes & Noble
Jocelynn Drake’s Page on Kobo

Also, Vicki Petterson’s CITY OF SOULS is on sale for .99 at Amazon. I’m not sure if it’s a real sale or an artifact from over from her last sale, but there it is.

 

Me, I’m working on Grace again. This baby is going on paper and I’m so excited! Had a break through Friday on one of the characters, and it’s all going to work, and work well.

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Happy Book Birthday, and you can eat your cake, too!

9780451465061_BloodTrade_CV.inddIt’s happy book birthday to Faith Hunter, the woman I credit most with getting me published as fast as I did. (As in shoving me in front of my to-be agent and walking away.) Blood Trade is out today, the latest in the Jane Yellowrock series. Her vampires don’t sparkle, and if you like ’em bad, you’ll like Faith’s take on the mythology. Blood Trade

And for the cake? I’ve got that too! Jocelynn Drake has the Dark Day’s series and the Asylum Tales e-books on sale for .99. Not just one title, but all of them! She’s got a great post on what is actually included in the short-running sale, so pop on over and get it straight from her. Jocelynn Drake’s April special deal.

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Angels Ink is on the shelves today!!

Today’s big news is ANGELS INK is out and on the shelves! If you haven’t heard me talking about Jocelynn’s latest work, well, it’s fabulous! I’ve actually gotten a very early read at the sequel, and it just keeps getting better.  ANGELS INK is set in a universe where magic is out in the open, much like the Hollows, but from there, Jocelynn goes wild, with a non-stop pace and a developing romance thread to keep it spicy.  🙂 If you don’t see it on the shelves, ask for it, because it’s probably in the store somewhere. You might have seen Jocelynn’s work before in the Dark Day’s series. This one starts out a little lighter, but you know Jocelynn. It’s going to get ugly, and then the real trouble starts. To find out more, jump on over to her blog where she’s been having contests and such. Jocelynn Drake

My big news is that tomorrow, I’m having a phone-in conversation with the readers of the Fresh Fiction blog! I’m not sure how this is going to go, but I do believe there will be a way to ask me a question, be it by phone or email, or FB post. I’ve never done an online event with them, and I’m eager to find out how this is going to work, but do keep checking my FB, as that is where I’ll be posting updates. The chat is tomorrow at 7:30 pm central.

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NYCC madness!

Comic Con is over, and I’m trying to recoup!  Wow, it was just as fun as I remembered, and even better because it feels like coming home now, not all brand new. The three panels went great, and the signings were too. I’m going to drop a few pictures here for you so you can get an idea of my three days there, but seriously, this is the tip of the iceburge. What you’re not seeing is all the cool people I shared space with, especially in the green room.  🙂

Me at the beginning. Note the bright eyes and smile, relaxed and ready. This changes by the end of the weekend.  But for now, I’m been hyped up on caffeine  and ready to go. First day was fairly easy with a panel on how police procedure/PI is different when you add in the supernatural. And though the names aren’t in order, here’s who was there: Myke Cole, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Jacqueline Carey, Christopher Bennet, G.T. Almasi, Amber Benson, Kim Harrison.

Day two started at the Del Rey booth where I signed the early release copies of BLOOD CRIME, the second Hollows graphic novel. Here I’m with Elvis, yes, he was really there, and he likes the Hollows. SUVUDO works out of the Del Rey booth, and I did an impromptu video interview with them when the line ebbed for a moment. You can still see here. SUVUDO-KIM-NYCC2012.

From there it was off to the autographing area downstairs where I panicked when I saw the stage they had set up for the individual author chats–right out in the middle of the floor. Seriously?  Us authors are mostly introverts, dudes! Give us a room next year please. We are not performers, and shouting into arenas makes us nervous. But with my editor standing by and helping with the questions, I got through my private panel where I eased up on the teasing and actually gave out some nice tidbits about what might be coming next after the Hollows and how INTO THE WOODS figures in to that with three novellas I might be developing into a series.

Most of the people in this picture are really lined up for Adam West, I think, but all the chairs were full, and you all had some great questions for me. Also, here’s a nice shot of me and the crew chilling in the green room. Now, the reason I’m putting this in here is to show you the reality of what’s going on. Long bursts of smiles and excitement, tempered with brief boughs of collapse and regroup. Yep, those Don’t Panic button came in handy.

My favorite day was Saturday, when Jocelynn Drake and Richard Kadery came in and we had a panel together: Hocus Pocus. I don’t really have a good picture of the panel in action, but I’ve got a great one of Jocelynn and me with our editor, Diana Gill, that we took afterward.  I’ve got my Don’t Panic button on in this one, which seemed to be the theme of the weekend. After the panel, all that was left was a group signing at the Harper booth.
When you’re at a conference, your publisher’s booth becomes your home where you can leave your coat when you want to wander the floor, where you go when you need a place to sit, or sometimes a cookie when the line at Starbucks is 40 minutes long–so signing there is a pleasure. What made it even better is that three of my favorite authors were there, too, with Bram signing his latest, KRAMPUS, Richard Kadrey signing DEVIL SAID BANG, and Jocelynn Drake signing some early release copies of ANGELS INK. (It’s out tomorrow!) I think this is my favorite photograph of the weekend.

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Perfect Blood to old school Santa Claus, yes, these things go together–today.

It’s a grab-bag of mish-mash today! First, I finished up signing INTO THE WOODS last night, and wow, I have to thank you guys for your response. I’d say my hand is tired, but you know the voice is the first thing to go. -grin-  I left some signed stock, so if you are desperate and can’t get out to Comic Con NY (where I’ll also be signing) you can order one from here. Order signed INTO THE WOODS

Second, but actually this should be first, on the way to Nicola’s, my editor called, and you guys pushed A PERFECT BLOOD up into the New York Times list!  It hit at a very respectable 14 on the mass market. Not bad for a book that has been out for almost a year and hit #2 on the hard cover list.  Smiles, smiles, smiles. Thank you!  It feels pretty good sitting at my desk this morning. Also, Guy was out yesterday and spotted it at the “must read”end cap at a get-all store. I know one chain, especially, is going to have A PERFECT BLOOD at a steep discount, so keep your eyes peeled, and if you spot it, let me know.

Third, I’ve added a booth signing on Friday morning at Comic Con, hopefully before it gets too much the mad house. I’ll be at the Del Rey booth signing very early releases of BLOOD CRIME, the second graphic novel.  This bad boy isn’t supposed to be out until Halloween, but you can get it at Comic Con.  If you miss the signing, you can buy it even when I’m not there, and bring it to another Comic Con signing, of which I’ve got several. My updated Comic Con NY schedule

Fourth, tomorrow I’ll be posting a conversation between me and Faith Hunter about the importance of having friends in the industry, giving you the down and dirty on how we met and what we’re up to now. This is the woman who mentored me and literally shoved me in front of the man who later became my agent. She’s a pushy broad, and everyone who knows her loves her for it, because she pushes you into what she knows you’re capable of. So tomorrow, you’re going to be witness to two ladies gushing all over each other. (grin) You have been warned.

Faith is coming on to my pages here to celebrate her release of DEATH’S RIVAL, number five in her Jane Yellowrock series.  I’m going to give you a link to Amazon only because it’s easy, but you can find it everywhere this week.  Death’s Rival on Amazon And tomorrow, the gushing begins . . .

And lastly, i09 has published a SF/Fantasy don’t miss in October list, and one of my faves is on it.  Go Bram!  I had the chance to read KRAMPUS before it came out, and loved the old school Christmas crashing into even older pagan ritual. And yes, it’s got illustrations.  🙂 Jump on over to i09 for the complete list.  io9 Bookshelf injection-October Bram is also going to be at Comic Con, so check the schedule. We have a joint booth signing on Saturday at Harper. Jocelynn Drake is going to be there too, along with Richard Kadery.  It’s going to be a happy madhouse. I can’t wait.

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Made it to another one

Friday!  And I don’t think it’s supposed to rain this weekend.  I hope not. I’ve got stuff to do in the yard, but with these cooler temps, the kitchen has been exerting its pull as well and I might actually bake this weekend. I’m thinking chicken, one of the few things that I can cook and cook well.

I think I’ve bombarded you guys enough with all the promotional stuff that’s going on right now, and even though things are piling up to tell you, there are two books that aren’t mine that are coming out soon that if you’ve not heard of them, you might want to take a peek.

Jocelynn Drake has book one in the Asylum Tales coming out October 16, and she’s giving away an early copy of Angel’s Ink at her blog. You might know her best from the Dark Days series, but this is something completely different. For a chance at the copy of Angel’s Ink, you’ve got to read the post and answer the question of what every-day thing your spouse/sig other does that gets your attention and pegs  your attraction meter. Contest ends today. What floats your boat.

And Faith Hunter’s Death’s Rival is on the shelves this next Tuesday!  This is book five in her Jane Yellowrock series. She and I have put together a joint blog about friendships in the industry, how they get started, and how hard it is to keep them going.  Look for that next Friday, but in the meantime, check out her latest.

The coolest thing is that both of these ladies will be at Comic Con NY in October, and I can’t wait to see them there!

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Teasers, teasers, teasers

I’m done teasing you about my stuff today, though I’ve got a lot to tease you with.  Something nice is firming up at my desk, and because I can’t say much, I’m going to tease you with something from Jocelynn Drake, best known for the Dark Days series, but soon to be known for her Asylum Tales as well.

Jocelynn has two e-shorts out, each featuring two of her secondary characters from her latest series.  Angel’s Ink will be out this October, but you can get a feel for the new world she’s playing in now.  I’ve read it and the sequel, and I’m really excited for this to hit the shelf.  But until then, click covers to go to Amazon.  Someone tell me if you have to have a Kindle to read these, or if you can read them on your PC, too.

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